Dear Leeds City Council,
According to the minutes of the SEN Officers Regional Group meeting of 11/3/16, the following was noted:
"Ben [Allchin] can circulate or discuss Leeds LA’s recent win at Tribunal against ABA Partnership with any other LAs who require it." [The ABA Partnership reference is incorrect - it should state Autism Partnership].
Please publish the document offered for circulation.
A reference to the minutes can be found here:
Dear Mandy Redfellow
Freedom of information request Ref 16739 : SEN Officers Regional Group meeting of 11/3/16 - ABA Partnership
Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 16, June 2016. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
We have passed your request onto Nicola Palmer, Information Access Manager, Children’s Services, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI 16739 in any future communications.
Information Governance Support Officer
Corporate Information Governance
Business Improvement (incorporating Corporate and Central IM&T)
Strategy and Improvement
t: 0113 39 52732
e: [Leeds City Council request email]
e: [email address]
Leeds City Council, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR
“Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”
Dear Mandy Redfellow
Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 16739)
I refer to the above and your request dated 16, June 2016. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request regarding SEN Officers Regional Group meeting of 11/3/16
- ABA Partnership.
Information Requested Response
1 According to the minutes of the There is no document: this appears to
SEN Officers Regional Group be a misunderstanding in the minutes.
meeting of 11/3/16, the following The offer was actually to share the
was noted: lessons that Leeds learned through a
recent Tribunal with colleagues in
other authorities. This is normal
practice in the region’s SEN
'Ben [Allchin] can circulate or officers’ group.
discuss Leeds LA’s recent win at
Tribunal against ABA Partnership
with any other LAs who require
it.' [The ABA Partnership
reference is incorrect - it should
state Autism Partnership].
Please publish the document
offered for circulation.
I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Children’s Services. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Children’s Services, Information
Governance Team, PO Box 837, Leeds, LS1 9PZ or by emailing
You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act. The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:
Office of the Information Commissioner,
You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at www.ico.gov.uk
I trust that this is self-explanatory. If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3784251, or by return email.
Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Information Management &Technology
PO Box 837
Tel: 0113 3784251
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now